BURLINGTON, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Coravin Inc., maker of Coravin™ Wine Systems, today announces the appointment of Christian Pillsbury as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. In this role, Pillsbury will oversee the growth of Coravin’s presence in the Asia Pacific region, as part of the company’s continued international expansion.
“Asia is becoming an exciting destination for wine and is seeing tremendous growth. Coravin has transformed the way wine is sold, served, and enjoyed in both North America and Europe and I am honored to introduce the brand to wine lovers all over Asia”
Pillsbury joins Coravin with 16 years of experience in the international wine trade where he has worked in a variety of roles, primarily in Europe and Asia. Most recently, he headed DFS Group’s international wine business in Hong Kong, where he oversaw operations across more than ten countries and 120 retail outlets. Prior to DFS Group, Pillsbury was the founder of Applied Wine, a first of its kind company devoted to helping restaurants make wine a core part of their business.
“Christian is an important addition to Coravin, helping us to drive continued global growth and expansion,” said Frédéric Levy, CEO of Coravin. “He is incredibly well versed when it comes to the wine industry, bringing not only extensive marketing and management experience but also a passion for fine wine. Christian is a vital addition as we look to further expand our presence in Asia Pacific, and we wholeheartedly welcome him to the Coravin family.”
Since launching in 2013, Coravin has reached a number of significant milestones including international availability in more than 30 countries; more than 1,000 restaurant and retail partners including Smith & Wollensky, Landry’s Inc., Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Sur La Table; and recently secured over $14 million in Series C-1 financing. In early October, Coravin announced the launch of the Model Two unit in the U.S., elevating its best-in-class wine system to the next level with enhanced performance features and a streamlined, user-friendly design. Coravin now offers the new Model Two and the Model Eight for purchase.
“Asia is becoming an exciting destination for wine and is seeing tremendous growth. Coravin has transformed the way wine is sold, served, and enjoyed in both North America and Europe and I am honored to introduce the brand to wine lovers all over Asia,” said Pillsbury.
For more information on Coravin, please visit www.coravin.com.
Coravin, Inc. is a privately held company located in Burlington, Massachusetts focused on transforming the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Model Two and Model Eight Wine Systems for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, wine stores and wineries. Unparalleled in craftsmanship and design, Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. Wine enthusiasts can now enjoy wine sealed with corks without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing them to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time. With Coravin, wine, after being accessed, remains in the bottle, continuing to evolve naturally. It can then be enjoyed later since it was never exposed to oxygen. For more information, please visit www.coravin.com.